600 lb. Man in Houston Says He Was Discriminated Against For Disability

The US government has sued defense contractor BAE Systems Inc. alleging that the company fired an employee because he was morbidly obese and failed to accommodate him under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ronald Kratz II, who weighed over 600 pounds, had worked in BAE's manufacturing location in Houston since 1994 and was fired in October 2009. "This was just a bolt of lighting out of the blue," Kratz told ABC News. "Within an hour of my shift, my supervisor told me to see HR. I...Full Story
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